Drum Kit: Absolute Beginner Level Course


  • Easy to follow online course
  • 30+ lessons spread over 5 modules
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Video lessons, exercises, quizzes and final certificate
  • Includes all required sheet music
  • UK teacher
  • Suitable for ages 8 to 80+
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  • This beginner level course will teach you:
    • How to play simple drum beats and rhythms
    • How to read drum music
    • How to properly set up your drum kit
    • How to hold your drum sticks and have good posture
    • How to play along to some classic songs
    • Tips for developing basic limb independence
  • Your logon details will be e-mailed to you straight after purchasing the course – start learning straight away!


This is a full, structured online, self-study course designed to teach you how to play the drums from scratch. No prior experience needed – this course is specifically designed for absolute beginners. Suitable for all ages 8-80+. You will need:

  • A drum kit to practice on
  • Drum sticks
  • A metronome (or metronome app)
  • Ideally a printer to print out your sheet music exercises OR
  • You can also use a tablet or e-book reader for your exercises
  • A music stand
  • Suitable hearing protection if using an acoustic kit

Younger children may require some additional support from parents – as we’re starting from scratch there’s quite a lot of reading and basic theory to cover in this course. Plus lots of fun exercises and quizes!

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Ready to start? You can enrol straight away! Just add the course to your basket, go through the checkout process and your login details will be e-mailed to you. If you have any problems please get in touch! You can start learning to play the drums straight away – happy drumming!

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